Are you having a hard time chewing or eating your favorite foods? As we get older, many of us lose a tooth or need to have one removed, and even missing a single tooth can dramatically affect our ability to eat and chew food. When you are missing several teeth, it can become much more difficult to eat the foods that you want to eat, and the missing gaps in your smile may even lead to problems for your remaining teeth. At Newingham Dental Center, we provide a full range of options for our patients who are missing teeth and want to restore their smile.

Get Your Crowns and Bridges in One Day

If you are missing a tooth, one of the best options is getting crowns and bridges. A crown is cap that replaces the top of a tooth and protects the rest of the tooth after a serious cavity or injury. If you have a gap in your teeth, crowns can be placed on the two surrounding teeth, and these crowns will support and hold a bridge in the place where you lost your tooth. A bridge is a replacement tooth supported by two crowns, and we can provide different types of bridges, including Zirconium bridges.

One of our most popular options is our CEREC same-day crowns and bridges. In order to create the bridge, we first have to take an impression of your teeth, so that the new tooth will fit perfectly within your mouth, aid in chewing, and feel completely natural. Ordinarily, we would have to send the impressions to a lab, and you would have to wear a temporary bridge for a few weeks until the new bridge was made. With our new CEREC technology, we can take an impression of your teeth and make the crowns and bridges all in the same day.

Instead of two appointments and the pain of having to wear an ill-fitting temporary crown, you can get the entire procedure done in one visit and have a perfectly shaped bridge fitted into the space of your teeth.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

Another popular solution if you are having a hard time chewing because of missing a few teeth is a dental implant. Dental implants are replacement teeth that function very similarly to natural teeth and actually provide health benefits to the bone in your jaw. Unlike bridges, dental implants are connected directly to the bone, just like the root of a tooth. This provides strong and permanent support and also stimulates your bone, which prevents bone deterioration. We can place a bridge and crowns on top of the implant, giving you a replacement tooth that looks and feels exactly like a natural one. No one will be able to tell the difference.

Another option we provide is implant-retained dentures. Unlike traditional dentures, these are held in place by dental implants. These special types of dentures provide two amazing benefits:

● They fit more securely and comfortably than any other type of denture
● They provide healthy bone stimulation and prevent deterioration of your jaw

If you are having a hard time chewing and are looking for options for teeth restoration, please contact our Birmingham, MI office today. You can reach us by phone at 248-972-8720 or schedule your appointment online via our online form.